45 huge full colour images, 45 student friendly plot ideas and a vast set of resources and teaching ideas for:<br />
- story openings<br />
- how to create mood and atmosphere<br />
- weather in literature<br />
- famous characters from literature<br />
- how to build tension<br />
- vary sentences for effect<br />
- shift point of view and verb tense<br />
- three top grade GCSE sample stories in different genres, tenses and themes<br />
- words and phrases to use and more.<br />
This vast set of resources is scaffolded and differentiated, so you could use with able year 7s, weak GCSE entrants as well as the most able.<br />
This scheme makes links to common poems and literature and will prepare students for controlled assessment, coursework as well as build lasting skills for exam in 2017 and beyond.
This is a full scheme of work (25lessons) designed for Y9. It has been created with the new 2017 GCSE Literature in mind. <br />
The scheme details activities linked to the main themes and characters in the novel with some power points to support. <br />
There is a lesson by lesson break down, along with ample opportunities for differentiation and stretch and challenge for the more able. Lesson 7 requires the teacher to source the materials linked to context. Other lessons that don't have a power point are either assessment lessons or reading lessons. <br />
This scheme may also be useful for current Y10 studying the novel for GCSE CA and examination.
This can be used for children to conduct their own peer or self assessment. It can be used as stand alone activity or as a resource for children to use at the end of a unit. It can be completely edited - statements can be customized to the genre you need. In this assessment pack are grids for each level, differentiated from level 1 to 5.
Pretty much a full SOL for a range of short stories. Created for a high level 5 to low level 7 year 9 class.<br />
I'm sorry I can't include copies of the stories referred to - this is for copyright reasons. I've included the first pages of the anthology with contents listed so it is clear what they are.
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Using short extracts from both modern and classic texts, as well as visual stimulus material, this lesson focuses on how implied meaning in the description of a setting helps to create an atmosphere. Thus it both helps improve writing generally, but also prepares students for the demands of the new AQA spec English Paper1, fiction reading and writing. Section A is about reading fiction and in section B students have ‘to demonstrate their narrative and descriptive skills in response to a written prompt, scenario or visual image’,
In this writing lesson, students exercise both their close reading of fiction - learning from published authors - and writing creatively ‘to demonstrate their narrative and descriptive skills in response to a written prompt, scenario or visual image’, which is the requirement for AQA's new English Paper 1 Section B creative writing question.<br /><br /><br />
Whether you're preparing KS3 students for what will be required at GCSE , or revising skills with KS4, these tasks focus on writing for effect and noticing how published writers have done so, which can only promote improvement.
2 page structure that encourages children to explore different adjectives that describe the individual characters from the story. Can be used as a planning format for writing character descriptions. Examples are given to prompt children & a self asses
This work sheet draws on familiar characters for children to think about describing and then attempt to write a descriptive sentence. As an extension, I would provide more pictures of characters for children to have a go at describing.
Character Guess Who as a plenary, child to select an image and describe the character without mentioning their name to the rest of the class.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
Set of resources used in the year 4 topic of creating images with poetry, similes and metaphors.
A great idea is for the children to describe a beach using similes and metaphors.
Includes homework ideas, display material and many worksheets around the topic! Enjoy!
Due to the popularity of this resource I have included a Powerpoint I used for a very successful observation lesson by Ofsted.
Also a bank of poems that I developed using Similes and Metaphors in them to create images and a few more resources too including a soothing soundtrack and background to play on your IW on loop. I have recently added even more poems and simile / metaphor references for this resource!
AUGUST UPDATE: Even more resources added and price reduction to celebrate over 100 downloads of this resource.